As we approach the quarter point of the season let’s look at the team via PFF and see where we could be better. Next week I’ll look at the rookies at the quarter point and see if there is a rookie that could better be filling a need on this team or if Fisher is who we needed and who we’re happy with. Hey, I know we’re 3-0 but if you’re not looking at how you can be better you’ll never be better. For this week though, here is how each side of the ball is looking. To see how Pro Football Focus grades here’s your reference.
Both the offense and the defense grade in the positive. I additionally rated the offense and defense based on players rating by position.
The offense’s overall PFF rating is 8.3 which is 12th best in the league. This rating is based on passing (-9.3), rushing (.5), pass block (7.8), run block (8.4) and penalties (.9).
The offense based on the player’s ratings by position comes out to 1.3. Quarterback (-3.9), running back (2.4), full back (5.7), tight end (1.9), wide receiver (-1.9), tackle (-1.3), guard (2.8), and center (4.4). We rank in the red at QB, WR, and OT. Anthony Sherman is rated the best full back in the NFL, Rodney Hudson the 4th best center and surprisingly, in limited time, Sean McGrath comes in with the 6th best rating; scoring among the best run blocking tight ends. In not so bright news Alex Smith rates the 6th worst quarterback and Eric Fisher the 4th worst tackle.
The defense’s overall PFF rating is 44.9 which tops the league, 9 points ahead of Seattle. This rating is based on run defense (11.4), pass rush (15.2), pass coverage (12.3) and penalties (6). All positive numbers obviously based on performance.
The defense based on the player’s ratings by position comes out to 3.8. Defensive end (6.5), defensive tackle (4.1), outside linebacker (8.3), inside linebacker (3.5), cornerback (-1.1) and safety (1.3). We rank in the red only at CB. Tyson Jackson and Mike DeVito both rank in the top five among 3-4 DE’s, Justin Houston is the top rated OLB, Derrick Johnson is the 3rd best rated ILB. In not so bright news Brandon Flowers and Dunta Robinson rank in the red. Flowers will bounce back and the rating does really reflect his play.
Full player ratings (not every player met the grading criteria):
|QB (-3.9)||RB (2.4)||FB (5.7)||TE (1.9)||WR (-1.9)||OT (-1.3)||OG (2.8)||C (4.4)||DE (6.5)||DT (4.1)||OLB (8.3)||MLB (3.5)||CB (-1.1)||S (1.3)|